The Ventura Music Festival Stays on Track with Music Connects

The video scheduled to drop this week should be an uplifting tonic. Adaawe is “seven diverse, dynamic women of  the voice and drum.” The artists come from all parts of the U.S. as well as Morocco, Israel, Panama and Kenya. The  sound is built on a West African foundation, with Gospel and funk woven in, and the group’s name comes from a  musical tradition based in southern Ghana where women of the Ga culture come together to sing and dance.  Adaawe’s blend of music and movement is exhilarating, inspiring and hopeful — exactly what’s needed in the world  right now. “I was introduced to them at the Western Arts Alliance conference last summer,” Scott says.  “They were just sensational. . . . Dancing movement, heartfelt stuff.”

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